3sixteen 17 Oz. 130x Heavyweight Selvedge Denim Series

3sixteen 17 Oz. 130x Heavyweight Selvedge Denim Series

3sixteen has officially (and finally) answered the call of diehard fans demanding a heavier option to their popular SL Slim Straight and ST Slim Tapered cuts – the 130x Heavyweight Selvedge Denim Series.

A 17 Oz. heavyweight sanforized selvedge denim sourced from the Kuroki Mills in Okayama, Japan, the jeans are constructed in San Francisco, CA with the same attention to detail that the brand applies to their other products. Current owners of 3sixteen denim will well know what they’re in for with the 130x Heavyweight and find it difficult to resist (myself included).

For those less acquainted with 3sixteen denim, the standard 100x denim is known for having a wonderful softness in its raw state. In the case of the new 130x though, it will show the character of its 17 Oz. Zimbabwe cotton fabric by having a much stiffer feel and longer initial break-in period.

As many heavyweight selvedge fans know, the benefit of persevering through heavier denim is that it often leads to more extreme, quickly-showing fades. Extra heavy warp yarns and the classic natural leather Tanner Goods patch round out the details on the two available fits from the NYC-based brand.

Details

  • Name: 3sixteen 130x Heavyweight Selvedge Denim Series
  • Weight: 17 Oz.
  • Denim: Sanforized 100% Zimbabwe long staple cotton selvedge denim from Kuroki Mills in Okayama, Japan
  • Fits: Slim straight (SL-130x), slim tapered (ST-130x)
  • Available at: BlueOwl Workshop for $265.00. (SL-100xST-100x)
  • Other details:
    • 7×4 weave
    • Tanner Goods 3mm natural leather patch
    • Belt loops sewn into chain stitched waistband
    • Gunmetal-finished custom engraved buttons and rivets
    • Selvedge details on hidden coin pocket and button fly
    • Made in San Francisco, CA

Photos

3sixteen 17 Oz. 130x Heavyweight Selvedge Denim Series

Red-line chainstitch hem, leather patch - 3sixteen 17 Oz. 130x Heavyweight Selvedge Denim Series 3sixteen 17 Oz. 130x Heavyweight Selvedge Denim Series

Austin Bryant

Austin is a denim enthusiast that hails from Boston, Massachusetts. He works in the fashion industry and has a passion for all things visual. His photo blog is Men of Charisma and his adventures can be seen through his Instagram: @ausbry

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  • Rachel Zane

    Looks solid, but who am i to judge i didn’t even get into Harvard…

    • Richalicious

      lol :)

    • Johnson Benjamin

      As long as you dont say anything of controversy you will be fine here.

    • Mike Ross

      i’m from harvard :p

  • Chris

    Anyone know whether their slim tapered is similar in fit to the Tellason ladbroke grove? Be useful to know as I might buy a pair then.

    • EdSul

      I have a pair of their 100x S/T & a 16.5 oz Tella Ladbrokes…love both fits, but they are a little different. The rise is a bit higher on the 3sixteen (which I really don’t mind) & the leg only slightly wider. I would say the 3sixteen Slim Tapered is closer to my Rogue Territory Stantons. If you love the Ladbroke fit, you’ll love the slim tapered that 3sixteen has to offer

  • model citizen

    These look pretty sick. The price seems pretty reasonable too for that weight of denim. Isn’t Zimbabwe cotton usually more expensive than this?

    • model villagers

      a custom pair of jeans in indonesia with thailand milled 100% zimbabwean cotton denim costs $50 only, so NO!!!

      • model citizen

        Ok, good to know.

    • BillygoatsGruff312

      Not necessarily. Momotaro Vintage only uses Zim cotton, and charge $230-$300 in the US…and those are made in Japan and imported. Since 316 is domestic, I would think could go even lower if they wanted to.

    • lurking

      Nowhere does Blue Owl or 3sixteen say it is %100 zimbabwe cotton. This guy is assuming. It could be 90% or less, 3sixteen hasn’t said. That could be a big reason

  • BillygoatsGruff312

    “As many heavyweight selvedge fans know, the benefit of persevering
    through heavier denim is that it often leads to more extreme,
    quickly-showing fades.”

    Really?? With the exception of Unbranded, it is my understanding that heavy weight means longer wait for fades and less high contrasts (since heavier denim tends to bend in bulging folds rather than the crisp line creases formed in light, crunchier denim. I think IH even treats their denim with some kind of anti-fading chemical to slow fading further.

    So, any thoughts on the veracity of the above quote from certified denim nerds?

    • Lifted

      I was curious about that too, wanted to ask the same thing.

  • RoctimusGrime

    so much denim, and only two legs…

    • TOMAXX

      I’m digging the cleanness of it too…